SF Politics Turns to 2016

Posted November 23, 2015 by

Thanksgiving week typically marks the end of one year’s political activism and the forging of plans for the next.  For San Francisco politics, it is more accurate to say that the campaigns of 2016 began taking shape when Aaron Peskin
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What Makes a Politician “Pro-Housing”?

Posted November 19, 2015 by

San Francisco’s Jane Kim-Scott Wiener 2016 State Senate race  is off and running. And the campaigns are already battling over which candidate is the most “pro-housing.” Wiener allies have claim in tweets that Kim is insufficiently pro- housing due to
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International South-East Asian Film Festival Debuts

Posted November 19, 2015 by

Coming this weekend to Artists’ Television Access and New People Cinema is the inaugural edition of the International South-East Asian Film Festival (hereafter I-SEA).  The Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network produces this festival and launches it in recognition of the fortieth
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How Bicycling Helps Fight Climate Change

Posted November 19, 2015 by Angie Schmitt

A new study from the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy attempts to measure the potential of bikes and e-bikes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. ITDP’s conclusion, in short: Bicycling could help cut carbon emissions from urban transportation 11 percent.
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San Francisco Needs More Bars

Posted November 17, 2015 by

On November 19, San Francisco’s Lower Polk Business Collaborative holds a public meeting to discuss whether a 2013 moratorium on Polk Street liquor licenses should be renewed for six more years or allowed to expire. It may sound surprising that
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“Freedom Fries” and the GOP’s Faux Solidarity with France

Posted November 17, 2015 by Joseph Palermo

Republican myth-makers like Judith Miller, Newt Gingrich, Michelle Malkin, Ann Coulter, Ben Shapiro, and other ideologues, along with the GOP presidential candidates from Donald Trump to Marco Rubio, couldn’t wait for all the victims in Paris to be identified before
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